Real Madrid welcome Alaves to the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano on Saturday evening with Zinedine Zidane’s side aiming to get back to winning ways in La Liga.
The Spanish champions are offered at 1/3 (1.33) with bet365 to record their sixth win of the season, while Alaves can be backed at 8/1 (9.00) to win at Real Madrid for the first time in 20 years.
The draw is available at 17/4 (5.25).
The hosts remain without captain Sergio Ramos, while midfielder Fede Valverde is also sidelined. Striker Karim Benzema has missed the last two matches and could be out this weekend as well, while Luka Jovic tested positive forcoronavirus.
Alaves captain Manu Garcia has also tested positive for coronavirus and former Real Madrid youth-team player Burgui is a doubt. Pere Pons is a long-term absentee.
Los Blancos come into the game after an excellent showing in the Champions League on Wednesday evening which saw them comfortably overcomeInter by a 2-0 scoreline.
Despite a purported lack of goal-threat, Madrid have scored in 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions and should be too strong for an Alaves side that have won just two of their 10 games this term.
The Vitoria-based team had one of the worst attacking records in the division last season, managing just 34 goals in 38 games, and this season they are likely to be among the least-prolific sides in the Spanish top-flight.
They are unlikely to be able to contribute to a high-scoring clash, while Madrid will be keen to get the game won with the minimum of fuss given their upcoming trip to Ukraine against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Zidane’s side have won 12 of their last 15 home league games, and 10 of those victories have seen under 3.5 goals. Backing the hosts to win and fewer than four goals in the game is priced at 6/5 (2.20) and should be an appealing selection.
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Source : goal.com